Publix Super Markets said Tuesday that it has acquired property for a fourth store in Kentucky.
Located in Louisville, at the northwest corner of Flat Rock Road and Shelbyville Road, the 48,387-square-foot store will be Publix’s third in Louisville and will feature an adjacent Publix Liquors. The store is set to open in the second quarter of 2024, the grocery retailer said in a statement.
“Publix provides premier customer service, along with a deep commitment to the communities in which we serve,” said Publix Director of Communications Maria Brous. “We are excited for Kentuckians to begin experiencing the Publix difference as we continue to expand our footprint in the Bluegrass State.”
In addition to the three Louisville locations, the company has previously announced another location in Lexington. Kentucky is the company’s eighth state of operation.
This past June, the Lakeland, Florida-based grocery retailer held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its first Kentucky store, which will be located in Louisville's Terra Crossing shopping center and is tentatively slated to open its doors in late 2023.
Publix said the 55,701-square-foot store will feature a drive-thru Publix pharmacy and an adjacent 3,200-square-foot Publix, which will be the first Publix Liquors located outside the state of Florida.
Publix is one of the country's largest employee-owned grocers, with more than 240,000 associates on its payroll. The grocery retailer operates 1,315 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.